Verizon selects Motorola to supply DRM solutions to secure FiOS Flex View content service

Telecom Lead America: Verizon has selected Motorola Mobility to supply DRM solutions to secure its FiOS Flex View multi-screen content service.

The American telecom service provider will use SecureMedia Encryptonite ONE HLS+.

The Motorola Mobility solution will enable Verizon FiOS subscribers to use Flex View to enjoy their network entertainment — including TV shows from NBC, WB and E!, plus thousands of Hollywood titles from all the major studios — streamed to the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, Android devices, and select Samsung connected TVs.

Customers will benefit as SecureMedia Encryptonite ONE HLS+ assists to protect Flex View on-demand content, with its standards-based, studio-approved security solution.

Verizon claims that its Flex View lets FiOS customers buy or rent more than 25,000 on-demand titles, including movies and TV shows, and watch them on their TV, PC and mobile device.

Maitreyi Krishnaswamy, director of Consumer Video Services for Verizon

According to a 2011 Motorola study, nearly 70 percent of global respondents were watching TV on other devices, including smartphones, which in the US experienced a five-fold increase in TV viewing over the previous year.

“Our Medios portfolio is dedicated to helping our service provider partners like Verizon meet consumer demand for multi-screen experiences. SecureMedia® Encryptonite ONE™ HLS+ is a key component of that portfolio, as the leading solution widely available today that has been internationally approved by Hollywood studios,” said Peter Burke, vice president of Product Management, Converged Solutions, Motorola Mobility.

Motorola said its SecureMedia Encryptonite ONE HLS+ provides a streamlined process for service providers to ingest, transcode and securely deliver live and on-demand content via standard HTTP methods and infrastructure.

“With Motorola SecureMedia we can continue to expand our delivery of premium on demand content to multiple screens, safely and securely, so our subscribers can continue to enjoy entertainment everywhere,” said Maitreyi Krishnaswamy, director of Consumer Video Services for Verizon.

Recently, Verizon increased the speed of its FiOS Internet service. The new speeds, available in a range of double- and triple-play bundles, plus stand-alone service, offer significant choices for consumers.

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